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Unidentified Leaf Mines

Unid Leafminer Gmf5 Unid Leafminer Gmf2 leafminer of Tripsacum dactyloides Haw river state park leaf miner on Taraxacum officinale HR15 2016 2 Seattle leaf miner on Lonicera SW2 2016 2 St. Andrews leaf miner on Richardia brasiliensis SA551 2016 1 Blotch mine edge of leaf on Angelica Pelham road leaf miner on Ulmus alata D758 2017 1
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Unidentified Tracks, Sign, and Other Mysteries)
No Taxon Unidentified Leaf Mines
Remarks
This section is the home of unidentified leaf mines, which may have been made by the larvae of moths, flies, beetles, or sawflies. Knowing the host plant is extremely helpful, and in most cases essential, to identifying the miner.
Print References
(1)(2)
Internet References
Great information and images of Illinois moth mines at microleps.org
Mines of British Flies and Other Insects (not North American, but much of the information is transferable)
BugTracks (Charley Eiseman's blog posts about leafminers)
Works Cited
1.Leaf-mining Insects
Needham, James G., Stuart W. Frost, and Beatrice H. Tothill. 1928. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
2.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.